Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hot wings

I was really in the mood for some chicken wings tonight. Really bad. Unfortunately the closest Hooters or Buffalo Wild Wings is about 30 minutes away. So I had to come up with something that was cheap, that I could do myself at home, this is what I came up with. I bought a bag of already cut party wings from the store, they run about 10 dollars a bag.

Recipe makes about 20 wings

Chicken wings
1 stick butter
1 bottle hot sauce of your choice
garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375
To start off bring a pot of water to a boil, add chicken this helps get rid of some of the fat.
Bring back to boil and cook for 10 mins.
Pat wings dry
Add to a baking pan. I set mine on a rack above a foil covered pan to catch the fat, this also helps them to become crispy.
Season generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Bake for 35 minutes in oven, flip them halfway through
Melt 1 stick of butter, and hot sauce in a pot (I used louisiana because it's my husband's favorite)
Add salt and pepper
Once wings are done cooking dip them in the wing sauce.
(For hotter sauce let them sit for 15 minutes)

Serve with celery and blue cheese, or ranch and enjoy! :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Seasoned chicken with lemon

So I'm going to tell you something about my husband. He does not like chicken. Nope, I'm not kidding, he's had food poisoning from chicken more than once and since then it's a struggle getting him to eat it. But I make this chicken at least once every two weeks and he eats it up every time! So you know it's a good recipe when someone who doesn't even like chicken, likes it. :)

Recipe serves 4
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
Half of a lemon
Combine together all the spices
In a pan, heat olive oil over medium heat
Cut chicken breasts in half, lengthwise
You are going to want to pound your chicken really thin with a meat tenderizer, so it will cook evenly.
After flattening the chicken breasts generously spread the seasoning on both sides, you might have some leftover.
Add the chicken to pan, sauté until it is golden brown. (About 6-7 minutes on each side)
Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken as it is cooking, if you have any leftover you can also squeeze some on after it's done cooking, in this case more is better :)
Pair this with a nice salad or some vegetables and you have yourself a healthy, easy weeknight dinner!
I try to hit up the local thrift store every Friday, here are some of my finds from today. :)

Two pyrex dishes and two adorable vintage teacups! All of this cost me less than 5 dollars!

Long time, no type.

So I haven't been on this blog for a VERY, very long time but I noticed someone has started pinning some of my posts so maybe it's time to start back up. So what would you guys like to see? Recipes? Funny mom stories? If you have an opinion go ahead and leave a comment! :)